From Assange to Greta, eagles to alligators, leaders old and new, here are some defining images from 2019.
Thousands of trade unionists and Gilets Jaunes marched together against the French government's planned pension reform on the 24th consecutive day of strikes.
Around 100 protesters target Chinese traders in a Hong Kong shopping mall and are violently tackled by police in civilian clothes.
The Serbian Orthodox Church says Montenegro's new law could strip the church of its property, including medieval monasteries and churches.
It happened as people were making last-minute Christmas purchases.
The protesters walked to the Jantar Mantar area near parliament and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and police.
Protesters clashed with police in the streets of Santiago on Friday, as Chile marked a second full month of unprecedented social revolt.
Algerian demonstrators on Friday rejected a call for dialogue by the country's new president, as they continued their month-long movement's demanding institutional reforms.
Protesters against India's controversial new citizenship law continued to gather in strength across all major Indian cities on Friday
The 0-0 game was overshadowed by clashes between Catalan independence protestors and police outside Barcelona's Nou Camp.
This fifth straight day of protest across India came after Modi’s government enacted a bill that excludes Muslims from future citizenship.
Officers using tear gas and batons tried to contain thousands of demonstrators who gathered near a university in Delhi.
Climate protesters on the streets of Sydney after bushfires shrouded the city in a haze
The latest protest against Andrej Babis was called after Czech prosecutors reopened a probe into Babis's business dealings.
Demonstrators have been making their voices heard at the COP25 climate change conference in Madrid.
Women performed the feminist anthem 'A Rapist in Your Path' on Saturday to call out government inaction to tackle India's high rape rate.
Activists are angry that France has lagged on its international commitments to increase renewable energies.
'And the fault wasn’t mine, not where I was, not how I dressed. You are the rapist.' These chilling lyrics sung by thousands of Chilean feminists to protest against sexism and sexual violence have taken the internet by storm in the last few weeks.
The attack came mere hours after the United States moved against three Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders, slapping financial sanctions on them over deadly attacks against protesters.
A small group of demonstrators gathered in front of the British embassy in Brussels on Thursday to protest against Brexit.
Poles protest over rule of law after judge suspended
Tens of thousands turn out for anti-Salvini 'sardine' protest
'Chile is a country that looked good from the outside, but all Chileans knew this was an idealized and unrealistic vision' - a political analyst explains where things have gone wrong, as violent protests continue in Chile.
Protesters are calling for electoral reforms to be sped up as they say the current system unfairly favours the ruling party
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is being marked today.
Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador are among Latin American countries to see protests in recent months. Now it's Colombia's turn.